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MOST FELONY DRUG CASES in ga ARE FOR SCHEDULE I OR II DRUGS 


The Georgia Criminal Code establishes five schedules of controlled substances. Most felony drug charges are either Schedule I or Schedule II offenses.

Schedule I
controlled substances are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and have no currently accepted medical use in treatment. Schedule I substances include such drugs as HEROIN, LSD, and MDMA also called ECSTASY.

Schedule II
controlled substances are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and have a currently accepted medical use in treatment. Schedule II substances include such drugs as COCAINE and AMPHETAMINE (Speed).

Schedule III controlled substances are substances that have a potential for abuse less than the substances in Schedules I and II. These substances have a currently accepted medical use in treatment. This schedule of drugs includes various stimulants and depressants as well as certain anabolic steroids.

Schedule IV controlled substances have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule III substances and have a currently accepted medical use in treatment. This schedule of drugs includes various stimulants and depressants.

Schedule V controlled substances have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV substances and have a currently accepted medical use in treatment. These include substances containing limited quantities of certain narcotic drugs along with other ingredients designed to confer additional medicinal qualities.

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